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. iraqi insurgents called him the devil. the this morning the former navy s.e.a.l. who wrote about making more than 150 sniper kills is dead. cnn has learned chris kyle was shot to death at a gun range near ft. worth, texas, yesterday along with another man. kyle is perhaps best known for penning the book, american sniper. it details his four combat tours in iraq. staerted a foundation to help veterans battling posttraumatic stress disorder. the gunman accused of killing him was a former marine who suffered from ptsd. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr joins me by phone. barbara, you've been dicking into this. what more do you know? >> this sad story emerged late last night, randi. the pentagon is trying to assemble what they can at this point about the service record of chris kyle and the man taken into custody, 25 years old. he was caught by police in texas after a brief pursuit, has been arraigned on two counts of capital murder. another man was shot along with chris kyle at this shooting range. the initial reports are that the men had gathered there and they were helping this fo
officials. >> brown: then, we have the story of a navy seal, a sniper in the iraq war and best-selling author who was gunned down by a fellow vetan aa shooting range in texas. >> ifill: margaret warner looks at how ancient manuscripts in mali were saved, hidden from destruction during the conflict with islamist rebels. >> brown: what makes a great teacher? hari sreenivasan reports on a charter school in connecticut that uses a checklist to evaluate and keep the best of them in the classroom. >> we have parents, students, peer and principal surveys, so the teachers are really getting a whole 360 take on what they are doing well and what they need to improve. >> ill: the 500-year-old bones unearth in a parking lot in england are those of king richard iii. john burns of the "new york times" fills us in. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with a master of the short story, writer george saunders. >> for me, the approach has become to go into a story not really sure what i want to say, trying to find some little seed, crystal, an interesting sentence or an image that leads to
.s. -- enlisted in the u.s. navy to fight in world war ii. that was the start of his great career in public service, and john, i am proud to be here by your side. mr. chairman, i spent a lot of time sitting in your seat, and congratulations on not having to do that today -- >> i don't know how long it will last, but thanks for pointing it out. >> you and senator mccain have effectively guided this committee in its important role as an compelling voice for defense. you have managed to pass authorization bills even during contentious times. thank you both for your dedicated service to our nation. i am confident that you and senator inhofe will continue this tradition, and that senator mccain will still be a very, very valuable member and a voice on this committee. i believe our nation is fortunate to have a nominee for secretary of defense with the character and the experience and courage and leadership that chuck hagel would bring to this position. first, chuck is acutely aware that even in an age of rapid technological advances, our military capability and effectiveness depend on the qualit
pierre, head of the nra in a moment. first, mark kelly retired astronaut and navy captain and the husband of former congress woman gabby giffords who was shot two years ago. he and his wife launched a new group americans for responsible solutions. start with your are wife's dramatic testimony before a senate committee this week. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> chris: how is gabby doing? >> she is doing great, chris. she enjoyed being there in front of the senate. it was a little bit of having her former job back in a sense being on capitol hill. >> chris: letts get to this debate because your wife's shooting raises some of the questions at the core of the gun control controversy. jared lofner had been suspended it from college because of concerns yet he was able to go to a gun store and buy the gun he used to shoot your wife. the question is what good does it do to make more people go through the background checks when loffner with his problems was able to pass a background check? >> that is a good question, chris. he was clearly mentally ill. th
dubbed navy seal chris kile the devil of ramaddi. a man who gained a reputation as one of the deadliest snipers in u.s. military history credited with more than 150 kills. insurgents even put a five-figure bounty on his head that was never collected. last year kile recounted his life as a sharp shooter in a best-selling book american sniper. just two weeks ago he spoke of the trouble many american troops have coming home and readjusting to civilian life. >> you're vulnerable. you're doing it for the greater good. all of a sudden you don't have an identity. >> brown: on saturday 38-year-old kile and a friend 345-year-old chad littlefield were shot dead at a gun range outside fort worth texas. >> mr. kile works with people that are suffering from some issues that have been in the military. this shooter is possibly one of those people. >> brown: the alleged killer was identified as 25-year-old eddie ray routh who had served in iraq as a u.s. marine. he was apprehended and chargedded with two counts of capital murder. melissa repko has been reporting on this story for the "dallas morning ne
and a grenade in the other. "outfront," a close friend who is also a former navy s.e.a.l. he knew chris kyle for 17 years. thank you for coming on and talking about your friend. i knew you had time today to spend time with kyle's family, and he was dedicated to helping soldiers coming home from war who were struggling with adjustment. was the shooting range a regular part of that to help them? >> it was part of it. from what i understand, he had talked to the kid, called him up and was like hey, do you want to get together? get out of the house? kind of clear your head out, let's go down to the shooting range and throw some rounds down range, and kind of a way to blow off a little steam, yeah. >> and i want to ask you more about that in a moment, but first, we were able to find some tape of chris talking. he was a very good speaker. he spoke at las vegas, at a gun show about the transition he went through from being a sniper who killed people. that's what he did, killed people, put them in his sights and killed people, to come home. here's a piece of what he said in that interview to guns.co
-known navy s.e.a.l. and his friend. moments after iraq war vet eddie routh killed navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle and chad littlefield, he drove to his sister's house and told her what he had done. that caused a frightened linda blevins to call 911. >> my brother just came by here, [ bleep ] and he now left, and he just told me he's committed a murder. i'm terrified for my life, because i don't know if he's going to come back here. they went out to a shooting range. like he's all crazy, east bleeping sky cottic. i'm sorry more my language. >> routh told his brother-in-law he couldn' trust kyle or anyone else, so he killed them before they could kill him. >>> six tourists raped at a top tourist destination weeks before spring break begins. is it safe to visit plulg? a live report next. >>> the government taking aim at standard & poor's. is it responsible for leaving us in financial ruin? but now there are more choices than ever. i want to know exactly what i am investing in. i want to know exactly how much i'm paying. i want to use the same stuff the big guys use. find out why nine out of ten
considerable experience in this business. he had been secretary of the navy under ronald reagan and assistant secretary of defense under ronald reagan and one of the most decorated veterans of vietnam. united states senator. celebrated author. lawyer. and i thought he made a pretty strong, persuasive case. so did many of us. >> let's turn to cyber security. i was pleased that you mentioned cyber security in your initial remarks. the pentagon has moved expand its cyber security efforts. i have to talk about colorado. the air force academy is well positioned to train those new experts. would you talk a little more on your take on cyber security and what sort of resources we need. >> i've been to those facilities in colorado a few times and don't know as much about them as you do, but i am familiar with them. they are essential to our national security. cyber, i believe represents as big a threat to the security of this country as any one specific threat. for all the reasons this committee understands. it's an insidious, quiet, kind of a threat that we have never quite seen before. it can paraly
the body determine it. >> bill: i only have 30 seconds. chris kyle american sniper worked for the navy in iraq murdered. okay. looks like a fairly clear cut case of some guy. there he is. another veteran. going berserk tried to steal chris' car and shot him and another man to death. >> did steal his car. >> is there anything there we don't know. >> he has a big history of post-traumatic stress syndrome. been in the hospital for mental issues twice in the last couple of months. he had threatened to kill himself. >> and the family. >> the big question is why was he out? ties into newtown and everything like that. >> there was notice that in fact he was severely troubled. when someone says -- >> bill: we have to figure out why he wasn't kept by the state of texas. >> also he had a kdui a few months before that a lot of things. >> bill: the crux of the matter is we have to find out because this ties into newtown. >> absolutely. >> bill: why this guy was out. you guys stay on the case. >> we will. >> bill: the democratic party has some risk if the menendez investigation leads to an indictme
army training, flying hours, and global naval operations will shrink. the navy expects to announce it can't pay to refuel and maintain the aircraft carrier. the pentagon officials confirmed that panetta will recommend a military pay cut. salaries limited to a 1% increase, smaller than in years past. final approval would come from congress, which is talking as much about sequester blame as solutions. playing games. give new meaning to the term, march madness. because that's what will resolve if we have to face a sequester. >> that's why i plot to not have this in the first place. but a president didn't want to have to deal with the debt limit again before his reelection. >> secretary panetta says se quest ration shows congress governing by crisis, leaving the military with no good options. in washington, emily schmidt, wusa9. >> secretary panetta spoke today at georgetown university and there, he told the crowd he hoped it was one of his last speeches as secretary of defense. as you know, president obama nominated former senator, chuck hagel, to replace him. >>> and president oba
. >> well, you know, sean, you look at this, he did 12 months on a tour in the navy during th. so he was active duty for about two years and during that period he had a probationary period. so, in that short period of time he seemed to find no matter where he went, he had problems with his partners and other officers. so, i have a feeling that he either was incredibly naive about what the streets of los angeles are like, or he went there specifically to actually fuel this anger he already had. >> sean: it seems he had the type of personality, i'm gleaning this through my own observation or manifesto, he'd almost want to be watching the reports on himself tonight on television. plausible to you? >> i think if there is a possibility he would be watching and certainly wouldn't know what to say to this man. he passed the point of no return and i think he realizes that. if he gives up, he's defeated. if he stands and fights he's going to be defeated. so, you know, in some regards his manifesto, he has no choice. >> sean: mark fuhrman, thanks so much for being with us. coming up we'll moni
at the navy s.e.a.l. and his friend. moments after iraq war vet eddie routh allegedly killed chris kyle and chad littlefield, he drove to his sister's house and told her what he had done. it that prompted a terrifying call from linda, she called 911. here is part of the call. >> listen, my brother just came by here. i was [ bleep ] he's now left. but he told me that he's committed a murder. and i'm terrified for my life because i don't know if he's going to come back here. they went out to a shooting range. like he's all crazy. he's [ bleep ] psychotic. i'm sorry for my language. >> according to court records, hout o routh couldn't trut kyle or anyone else and so he killed them before he could kill him. >>> ryan braun appears in the records of a miami area clinic that allegedly distributed performance enhancing drugs to major league ballplayers. braun who flunked a drug test back in 2011 but had the findings overturned on appeal says he has nothing to hide. the former mvp claims his attorneys hired the owner of the bio aga bio genesis clinic as a consultant. major league baseball is inv
the philippines. it ran aground last month and the u.s. navy is preparing to cut it out of the reef. >>> and strained relations between japan and island over disputed islands in the east china sea reached a new revel today. japan's prime minister called china's use of radar, quote, dangerous and regrettable. that kind of radar could be used for information to fire on the japanese ships. we'll keep an eye on it, wolf. >> a little tension going on. thanks very much, lisa, for that. >>> will the boy scouts permit gay leaders and troop members? why you'll have to wait a little longer now to find out. to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadillac ats. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> taking a look at this hour's hot shots, a group of penguins approach an ireporter. in mire ra mar, 9,000 candles are lit. and in misso
kelly. he is a retired astronauts and u.s. navy capt. and he recently co-founded americans for responsible solutions. says an advocacy group that promotes solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership. he did it with his wife, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. capt. kelly, please go ahead, sir. >> thank yo for inviting me here today. i look forward to a constructive and constructive dialogue with your committee. i want to take the opportunity to congratulate gay's friend jeff flake as you know, our family has been immeasurably affected by gun violence. gaby's gift for speech as a distant memory. she struggles to walk. she is partially blind. a year ago, she left the job she loved, serving the people of arizona. in the past two years, we have watched her determination, spirit, and intellect, per disabilities. we are not here as victims. we are speaking to you today as americans. we are a lot like many of our fellow citizens following this debate about gun violence where moderates, gaby was a republican long before she was a moderate. we take
. >>> there are new details about the mental state of an iraq war veteran accused of killing a former navy s.e.a.l. who claimed to be the best sniper in the iraq war. he was reportedly taken to a mental hospital in september after he threatened to kill his family and himself. he was also treated at the same mental hospital last month. officials say he claimed he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. he's been charged with murder in the shooting death of chris kyle and his friend, chad littlefield. soldiers suffering from this disorder says the army needs to doer to -- to help them. the director says he's signed an order to treat them on the battlefield and at home. he made the announcement in washington state. psychiatrists have been accused of changing ptsd diagnosis so the army would not have to pay medical benefits. >> on the first step by which i ask for a report back before the end of february from the undersecretary of the vice cheap to present me with a plan by which we can make it a reality. >> he says he does not believe the reversal of ptsd diagnoses happened at other basis
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to a place -- >> that is not a bad idea. sometimes it is on a navy vessel or sometimes it is back here in the united states. we bring them into a process and we can elicit information from them and put them behind bars. >> is the article iii process an ideal way? isn't there limitations in that process? >> i'm proud of our system of laws here and the article iii process and our track record is strong over the past couple dozen years. so many terrorists have been, in fact, been -- >> i understand. but the first priority is to develop information. but in article iii is not the most conducive to that. >> i disagree with that. >> what about turning over information that will incriminate them? >> it is tailored to the sixes. sometimes an individual will be mandaized. it means that the information they give you cannot be used in court. but in fact, the f.b.i. does a great job in eliciting information so they can get information as part of that negotiation with them. they let them know they can languish forever or we can have a dialogue about it. >> just last point. this case that i talked ab
becomes the highest ranking woman in the u.s. navy. so thrilled to be with you this morning on the curvy couch. each friday this month sharing the history that we all share as americans. >> gretchen: that was a great piece. we were honored to have gabby here on the curvy couch. she talked a lot about her faith, being an inspiration in her life as well. thanks for bringing that to us. >> sure. the whole time we were sitting here, we were being barked at. tell people why. >> gretchen: yes. because puppy bowl is coming up! >> i love it. >> gretchen: it's one of my favorite times of the year. >> all right. i'm glad i'm here. >> gretchen: we'll have the puppy bowl. have a great weekend. >> you, too. >> gretchen: i give god 10%. why do you get 18? hear from the pastor who left that note on her receipt and she tipped off one waitress, coming up. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing
as in the history of the country, the smallest navy since 1915, the smallest farms since 1940. it is about the cia. it is their intelligence gathering capabilities. it is also about public education. it is about non-defense matters. so i am hopeful that we can finally start voting in the senate rather than just complaining about what the house does. to the president, we bear responsibility as republicans for allowing this to happen. lead us to a better solution. if you do not, mr. president, he will go down in history in my view is one of the most irresponsible commanders in chief in the history of the country for what you have done, mr. president, that you allow the finest military in history of the world to deteriorate at a time that we needed it the most. let's not let that happen. >> let me just add or emphasize three quick points. one is, reducing civilians by attrition is a good idea, even at dod. i would remind you that yesterday, the recently departed secretary for policy argued in the washington post that we needed to reduce civilians at dod as a way of improving efficiency within the pen
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